2004 Diana DeGarmo – Blue Skies

Blue Skies is the debut album by American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo, released in December 7, 2004 on RCA Records. It debuted at number 52, selling 47,000 copies in its first week and currently 168,000 copies.

Tracks

1  Cardboard Castles (Andreas Carlsson; Lisa Greene; Savan Kotecha) 3:38
2  Blue Skies (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi) 4:03
3  Emotional (Andreas Carlsson; Chris Baide; Desmond Child) 3:06
4  Then I Woke Up (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi; Samantha Jo Moore) 3:50
5  All I Never Wanted (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi; Shelly Peiken) 4:25
6  Go On And Cry (David Foster; Linda Thompson) 4:26
7  The Difference In Me (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi; Samantha Jo Moore) 4:02
8  Till You Want Me (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi; Samantha Jo Moore) 3:31
9  Dreams (Andreas Carlsson; Desmond Child) 3:49
10  Boy Like You (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi; Samantha Jo Moore) 2:58
11  Dream, Dream, Dream (John Shanks; Kara DioGuardi) 3:20
12  Don’t Cry Out Loud (Carole Bayer Sager; Peter Allen) 3:45

Media

Musicians

1 Cardboard Castles

BassThomas Blindberg
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarCarl Falk
KeyboardsKalle Engstrom
KeyboardsCarl Falk
Background VocalsAndreas Carlsson
Background VocalsAnna Nordell
Background VocalsKeely Pressly
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


2 Blue Skies

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsJeff Rothschild
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


3 Emotional

BassThomas Blindberg
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarDan Warner
GuitarAndreas Carlsson
KeyboardsHarry Sommerdahl
Background VocalsAnna Nordell
Background VocalsKeely Pressly
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


4 Then I Woke Up

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


5 All I Never Wanted

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsJeff Rothschild
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


6 Go On And Cry

KeyboardsJochem Van Der Saag
KeyboardsDavid Foster
ProgrammingNeil Devor


7 The Difference In Me

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


8 Till You Want Me

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


9 Dreams

BassPaul Bushnell
Acoustic BassDean Parks
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsCarl Falk
KeyboardsKalle Engstrom
PianoMatt Rollings
French HornBrad Warnaar
French HornJoe Meyer
CelloArmen Ksajikian
CelloLarry Corbett
ViolaEvan Wilson
ViolaRobert Becker
TimpaniRobert Zimmitti
Background VocalsAndreas Carlsson
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsChris Willis
Background VocalsDesmond Child
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsKevin Dorsey
Background VocalsLori Perry
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsShelea Frazier
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


10 Boy Like You

BassJohn Shanks
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


11 Dream, Dream, Dream

BassJohn Shanks
DrumsJeff Rothschild
GuitarJohn Shanks
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
KeyboardsJohn Shanks
Background VocalsKara DioGuardi
VocalsDiana DeGarmo


12 Don’t Cry Out Loud

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarDennis Budimir
PianoBill Payne
VocalsDiana DeGarmo

Liner Notes

Producer – Andreas Carlsson (Track 1)
Producer – John Shanks (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Producer – Kara DioGuardi (Track 2)
Producer – David Foster (Track 6)
Producer – Desmond Child (Track 9)
Producer – Stephen Ferrera (Track 12)
Producer (Lead Vocal) – Desmond Child (Tracks 1, 3)
Producer (Lead Vocal) – Andreas Carlsson (Track 1)
Producer (Executive) – Clive Davis
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 6)
Arranged By – Barry Fasman (Track 12)
Arranged By (Choir) – Andreas Carlsson, Chris Willis (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Track 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – David Campbell (Track 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell (Track 9)
Arranged By (Timpani) – David Campbell (Track 9)
Concertmaster – Charlie Bisharat (Track 2)
Conductor – David Campbell (Track 9)
Engineer – Jeff Rothschild (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer – Harry Maslin, Steve Waldman (Track 12)
Engineer (Additional) – Lars Fox, Mark Valentine (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer (Additional Pro Tools) – John Hanes (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Engineer (Additional Pro Tools) – Carl Falk, Kalle Engström (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Tim Roberts (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Anthony Kilhoffer, Curt Kroeger, Greg Burns, Kevin Harp, Mike Eleopoulos (Track 9)
Engineer (Assistant Mix) – Kevin Harp (Track 9)
Engineer (Second) – Alex Pavlides, Mike Eleopoulos, Richard Hwang (Tracks 1, 3)
Engineer (Second) – Rick Ash, Steve Conger (Track 12)
Engineer (Digital), Edited By (Digital) – Alejandro Rodriguez, Jochem van der Saag, Neil Devor (Track 6)
Mastered By – Joe Yannece
Mixed By – Serban Ghenea (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Jeff Rothschild, John Shanks (Track 2)
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica (Track 6)
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain (Track 9)
Mixed By – Andy Zulla, Harry Maslin (Track 12)
Recorded By – Andreas Carlsson, Carl Falk, Harry Sommerdahl, Jay Ruston, Kalle Engström, Matt Gruber (Track 1)
Recorded By – Dan Warner, Harry Sommerdahl, Matt Gruber (Track 2)
Recorded By – Humberto Gatica (Track 6)
Recorded By – Bob Clearmountain, Carl Falk, Jules Gondar, Kalle Engström, Matt Gruber, Richard Hwang, Rob Jacobs (Track 9)
Recorded By – Andy Zulla, Harry Maslin (Track 12)
Recorded By (Strings) – Steve Churchyard (Track 9)

Art Direction – FJH